The best summer hairstyles are the ones you can take from brunch with your friends to a boat day with your family. They are easy to pull together, look effortless, and stay in place so you can enjoy whatever activities come up during your day out. We think the topknot is the perfect hairstyle that checks all of these boxes! Our Master Stylist + Makeup Artist, Katie, created a topknot tutorial, modeled by our Stylist, Rachel, that is a breeze to do and that works for whatever summertime outing you have coming up. Let’s dive into this tutorial!
To complete this look, you will need a few products to prepare your hair for styling and to ensure that it looks absolutely flawless once your topknot is done. Here is a list of products to use that you can purchase at the salon!
- Oribe Foundation Mist applied on wet hair. This amazing product is a perfect way to prime the hair for styling. It is very conditioning, adds shine, and detangles all while adding heat protection.
- Oribe Tres Set is applied on damp hair. This foam adds structure, thickness, and all-day memory for any style you choose to create after using!
- Oribe Dry Texture Spray is applied on dry hair to detail each strand and add a weightless texture to the hair. This product has Oribe’s beautiful signature scent that is so fresh and an addictive salon favorite!
Complete the Look
Now that you have your products ready to go, it’s time to start styling!
Apply products after washing and blow dry as usual. Pro tip: Brush your hair in the opposite direction that it grows to get optimal volume and texture!
Wrap the back ponytail into a bun. Be creative with this step - it doesn’t need to be perfect. In fact, the more disheveled the better!
Separate your front section into two separate pieces down the middle of your part. Twist each piece and pull apart to add more movement.
Wrap the twisted pieces around the bun to the opposite side. Depending on the hair length, you may be able to wrap around a few times. Secure with a Bobby pin.
Use the Oribe dry texture spray to finish and pull apart the bun or twists to achieve your desired look. This product will also help with an oily scalp or to absorb sunscreen/sweat throughout the day. It almost acts like a dry shampoo!
Have fun with it! This look is meant to be quick and to look undone. It’s perfect for the lake, pool or date night!
We absolutely love this easy and fun topknot style! Give it a try and tag us on Instagram at @heat_the_studio so we can see how creative you get with it.